Training Program Overview

Welcome from the Training Coordinator

Dear Prospective Applicant,A photo of our Training Coordinator, Dr. Samantha Lee-Hodges.

Congratulations on reaching this exciting point in your professional development! On behalf of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Counseling and Testing Center (CTC) it is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the training section of our website. We are pleased that you are considering sharing your professional journey with us.

Our training program offers exceptional opportunities for trainees to receive supervised experience in individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, consultation, and outreach. I encourage you to explore the resources available on our website including information about the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the surrounding area, the culture of the CTC and our training program, as well as the application process.

At the CTC, we recognize and value the unique perspectives, energy, and contributions our trainees bring to our center. As a staff, we are dedicated to providing multiculturally- and trauma-informed training across a variety of theoretical orientations and clinical considerations. We welcome and celebrate diversity in experience, discipline (including psychology, counseling, and social work), theoretical orientation, and intersecting identities.

If our training program aligns with your interests and goals, we encourage you to apply. We understand the importance of selecting where you complete your training and welcome any questions that may aid in your decision-making process. If you have any questions about our program, please feel welcome to contact me.

I wish you all the best in your professional and academic endeavors and look forward to the prospect of working with you.

Warmly,

Samantha Lee-Hodges, Ph.D.

Training Coordinator

slee-hodges@uwlax.edu

For general information regarding the CTC training program, opportunities, prerequisites, and application process, please see the 2021-2022 training brochures: 

Master's Level Practicum/ Internship Brochure

Doctoral Level Practicum Brochure

Diversity Statement

The University of La Crosse-Wisconsin Counseling and Testing Center is committed  to providing culturally- and trauma-informed services to the UWL campus  community. Our staff recognizes the inherent importance of intersectionality  across gender, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability status, immigration  status, citizenship status, body size and body image, age, generation, nationality,  political affiliation, spirituality, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status, military  affiliation, education, and family system, among other facets of diversity and  identity, to one’s health and experience of being in the world.  

We strive to promote inclusion and to affirm and celebrate diversity in its broadest  sense across all areas. We recognize that our commitment to diversity and inclusivity is an active, life-long journey. We know that only through an awareness of ourselves as cultural  beings can we hope to hold space for the experiences of others. Therefore, clinical  training, discourse, and action in topics of diversity and multiculturalism are  essential to our staff culture and integral to the CTC training program.  

 

Accreditation 

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Counseling and Testing Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS). This accreditation certifies that we meet or exceed criteria and standards that are applied exclusively to college and university counseling centers. For additional information about IACS accreditation, visit https://iacsinc.org/  

 

Life in La Crosse

Being conveniently located amidst the scenic bluffs on the Mississippi River, the La Crosse area offers a unique blend of recreational activities (e.g., hiking, biking, and kayaking), live music and festivals, and exploration (whether it be meandering our quirky downtown area or a day trip to the Twin Cities). Located in Southwest Wisconsin, we have several daytrip/weekend trip options including: Minneapolis/St. Paul (2.5 hours), Madison (2.5 hours), Milwaukee (3 hours), Duluth and the North Shore (4 hours), Door County (4 hours), and Chicago (4.5 hours). 

Some of our staff’s favorite things to do in La Crosse include: hiking through the bluffs (and exploring for new hiking trails), relaxing in a hammock along the Mississippi River, skiing the slopes of Mt. La Crosse, grabbing a cold brew coffee at one of La Crosse's locally owned coffee shops, paddle boarding on nearby Lake Neshonoc, trail running through the forests and prairies of the Hixon Forest, and enjoying a sunset from one of the many bluff outlooks. 

To learn more about life in La Crosse, visit https://explorelacrosse.com/ 

 

Contact Us

For any questions regarding training opportunities through the CTC, please feel welcome to contact: 

Dr. Samantha Lee-Hodges

Training Coordinator  

Counseling and Testing Center  

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse  

Phone: 608-785-8073  

Email: slee-hodges@uwlax.edu